Cedar Springs shut down on Sunday for the 30th anniversary of the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
Recently some noise rustled throughout the LGBT community; a response to the announcement banning public nudity from the Pride Parade. It caused some to say that things were getting too commercial. Others used it as an opportunity for dialog, to discuss and revisit the nature of the event itself. But by the end of this year's parade, none of that seemed to wear on the annual festival. The floats still floated. The dancers still danced. And we collectively celebrated a damn promising year in LGBT advancement.
(True: Underwear was replaced by Speedos. Sigh, we all survived.)
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We sent Stephen Masker to capture the parade's undiminished beauty in a series of photos. We've got a slideshow with the rest of the pictures on our website, so after you finish clicking through our ten favorites, give it a visit.